Committee Gets Testimony On Tar Sands Pipeline

The CEO of a company that owns an oil pipeline across northern New England says the firm has no plans to ship Canadian tar sands oil on the line, but would welcome the opportunity to do so.

Oil Exec Says Line Could Be Used For Tar Sands

The head of a regional oil pipeline company says he’s looking for new projects, including using the line to carry controversial tar sands oil across northern New England. The Legislature is reviewing the pipeline issue amid national protests against a project that would carry tar sands oil from western Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

Tar Sands Pipeline Should Get Act 250 Review, Groups Say

Environmental groups say any effort to ship tar sands oil through a northern Vermont pipeline should be subject to the state’s land use review. The pipeline company has insisted it has no current plans to reverse the flow of an existing line to carry the heavy fuel across northern New England.